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Ashes Cricket General Discussion

Discussion in 'Ashes Cricket' started by MattW, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. LittleBigPlanet Club Captain

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    That's the thing it was a time when cricket fans didn't think we would ever get a decent cricket game again. First the debacle around ac 13 or whatever it was called, then comes along a new game franchise that got right what most people considered wrong about games before it, now add the nostalgia of the 3/4 years ago and you can start to understand people's scepticism towards ashes cricket.

    I look at it in this way... If dbc 14, dbc 17, and ashes cricket were all released yesterday at the same time, I know what order I'd choose... 1. Ashes cricket 2. Dbc 17 3. Dbc 14.

    For me every game has improved markedly over the previous and I'll back the guys in at BA to deliver again if we do get another game.

    But gotta admit I'm getting a bit over this waiting around for patches to fix things, I find I'm more inclined to wait for it to release before sinking any time I have into it just in case it changes or breaks anything, I've definitely decided I won't be buying any game on release day without doing some research first...
     
  2. cricket_online ICC Board Member

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    You can play an odd backfoot shot, especially the one through Point but it is rare. On the whole batting off the backfoot is quite under-powered and feels nerfed. I'm not saying DBC 14 was perfect and didn't have its issues but to me it was the closest to being the perfect cricket game, and in fact if DBC 14 base was carried over for the other iterations, we would be in a far better position.

    Some of the nuances DBC 14 captured so well - difference in difficulties (from Amateur to Legend), batting, changing length via RS, catching using RS and dropped catches, career mode with correct stats and reward for better performance (you skilled more after better performances) - etc. were spot on. I still don't understand how we could've taken a step or two back in some or most of these areas despite two more iterations of the game since DBC 14. I simply don't see enough progress for the franchise since DBC 14 days and that's frustrating to see as a cricket gaming fan.
     
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  3. sheharyar School Cricketer

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    Bowling and batting both struggling big time and no patches out as well, I think I cant even get a refund as have played more hours then eligible for refund. Really disappointed.... I think all I can do is just wait and expect a miracle to happen.
     
  4. wasteyouryouth International Cricketer

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    Totally agree on the fourth innings. And to sound like a stuck record my sneaking suspicion would be that it is linked to batsman confidence not match situation. This would probably be why you get a lot of attacking fields at late stages of Odi and T20.

    My edges have reduced by at 50% since i have put the square drive in the locker.

    In test matches and for 35-40 overs of an Odi. I don't play anything other than 'normal' two stick shots apart from defensive blocks in test match and when a batsman is confident in ODI aggressive shots. You'll get the odd one that catches the edge and flies off to the slips and had a couple that of fired back to the bowler (probably bad footwork or not pushing def button down enough). I really think if someone had the discipline and patience you could play a defensive shot and bat for five days with a score of 0/0 (excluding extras) because there's nothing very surprising after the ball pitches.

    The biggest struggle I've had with batting is with no batting markers at all. Problem with that is above 80mph I can't see the ball and it becomes guess work. Maybe realistic but not fun at all. I said yesterday after the ball pitches it seems to just float through. I could play around with the modifiers but I really don't want to. I think you should be able to play the vanilla game and get a good experience.

    For me I think one solution would be to have subtle differences for when batting markers appear depending on confidence and skill level.

    General question is it possible to reduce the time when the pitch marker appears using the modifiers?
     
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  5. wasteyouryouth International Cricketer

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    Backfoot drive through point is probably my new favourite shot.
     
  6. Victoria50 School Cricketer

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    Do the batsman fend off in the game cause I haven't had one yet
    With the pitch the cracks have to be more realistic and do something in the game exmaple stay low or bounce high
    There needs to be more rough on day 4-5 pitches
    Have different types of outfield fast and slow
     
  7. balkeet International Coach

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    deleted decal files only, not the profile folder and steam cloud check box and got 9 wickets in 3 day club game. Amazing how decals folder could limit AI edges.
     
  8. sonimrajk Club Captain

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  9. Sherrytk Club Captain

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    Out of topic, seems like AO Tennis has broken street date .
     
  10. cricket_online ICC Board Member

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    It is and it's a shame i can't play it more often just like the backfoot glance. More often than not the ugly cut shot where the batsman moves across the stumps like a tailender, or the pull/hook shot comes into play. Would love it if all the shot animations - cuts, pulls/hooks, glances, backfoot drives etc. - show up regularly.
     
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  11. blockerdave aka hoiktolegdave

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    brought up a double hundred with a backfoot straight drive for 4. orgasmic.
     
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  12. eaglesrjh School Cricketer

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    anyone who plays career mode think declarations are very aggressive?

    I've had a couple of games now where the captain has declared in my mind pretty early and at a point i'm sure would not happen for real.

    current example.

    weather fine, no real risk of rain reduction

    Bowled hampshire out for 150 in 44.3 overs, so less than halfway thru day 1 of 4.
    Our captain declares on 410-3 from 82.1 overs, so we are still morning of day 2, okay it's a 260 run lead but looking at county cricket in general nearly all captains would have batted quite as bit longer to try to ensure not having to bat again.

    also makes me worry that the issue from DBC17 is still there and that the decleration is set at x number of runs ahead, and theres a chance that if you bowl a side out very cheap first up then captain will end up declaring before getting all bonus points. for example bowl opponents out for 55, captain then declares at 320-4 despite 2 more batting points being on offer.
     
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  13. Hester Club Cricketer

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    It's dawned on me today why the male batters all have mini bodies. It's because of women being included and the developers haven't made separate templates for the batters. So, the male batters are all slim waisted, narrow shouldered dwarfs with massive heads.

    Just compared them to the previous versions of the game. In dbc 14 through to dbc 17, the batters are all normal height with normal bodies.
     
  14. wasteyouryouth International Cricketer

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    They have different models for men and women, this is why the kits can't be transferred.
     
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  15. stevesmithGOAT School Cricketer

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    Hi guys, just got the game. How should I go about updating the sides? Was downloading from @Llewelynf. But it says that I have X logo already, or I have Y player on-disc already, while quick downloading multiple teams. Do I replace the new player with current or stick with current? I don't know how all this linking and all works so a bit confused. thanks.
     

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